STAESA is constructing school blocks including children's play ground, libraries, and building shelters to house street children and orphans in Uganda. Volunteers help in construction of these, libraries, school blocks which include children's play ground and shelters in the villages to house the orphans, street kids, abused and neglect children in the communities, and to bring smiles on their faces.
Our focus this year is to renovate the existing shelter for the orphans and the street children who are victims of abuse of different forms. Provide new school block and children's play ground in one of the villages out side Kampala.
The people in Uganda really need these facilities. Together with donors and volunteers, we touch lives, transform the communities and make a great impact in the lives of the disadvantaged communities in Uganda. Volunteers work, live with the people in the communities and get total immersed in their culture.
The program provides an opportunity for the donors and the volunteers to see the empirical evidence of the reward of their donations. The project location is very safe, the communities are very welcoming and the people are very kind and lovely to work with. The program also includes food - for - all programs, where STAESA give food to the poor in the communities.
There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us in Uganda. Contact us for these benefits.
Please note: you will first been taking through an observation period – kind of showing you how to go about the program for a day or two before you will be allowed to handle the program on your own. We assure you the program is very safe, very educational and full of fun! You will not like to go back home after the program. you will never be alone on the program. From start to finish we are with you 24/7.
All our programs in Uganda include free weekend sightseeing.
you can also join our major four to five (4-5) days
sight seeing which include the safari. Contact us for the major sight
WE DID IT! WELL DONE GUYS!
Our next construction project. Dont miss this! Renovating existing orphanage, building new classroom block, and a children's play ground. Lets do it again!
Other Information and locations!
As a volunteer, get ready to get dirty and to give back to the communities and gain more experience while immersing yourself in the unique culture of the people of Uganda. Get ready for an amazing busy program where you will be working full time on construction site. .
The location of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with patients under the supervision of the medical officer in charge.
You can also choose any of these programs to work with during your free days or hours. Helping in the orphanage, Helping on the farm, Helping in painting work in the hospital, Helping in the schools, Helping at the pre-schools, Helping in coaching football team, basketball, volley ball or long tennis. This is really a life changing experience. Speak to us. We are ready to help you and to make it happen. This is the program you can really give back to the community.
The program provides an opportunity for you to immerse yourself into the very unique culture of Uganda
Kampala - is Uganda's national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban centre of contemporary skyscrapers.
Mbarara- Near Lake Mburo National Park
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m. However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. Week-ends are completely free time for all our volunteers to travel round the country.
Your schedules include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
(1) Molding block
(2) Mixing concrete
(3) Laying blocks
(5) Dug trenches for the building foundation
(6) Assist in directing other builders
(7) Supervise other employees on site
(8) Assist in buying and transporting building materials to site
(9) Project management
(10) Renovation work on existing buildings fixing
Concreting the floor
Fixing broken furniture in the classrooms
Painting , art works on the wall, landscaping and assisting in beautifying the community.
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks minimum and 1y maximum Any requirements? No previous experience
Working hours? Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:pm
Name of the airport? Entebbe International Airport
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent, on site
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,
How to get to Work By public transport
Cost of transportation(return) Less than one dollar
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required - There is a visa free for holders of certain countries passport, Please call the Uganda embassy near you
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Tourist visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations or medications? Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.
Safety in Uganda
No worries!! Uganda is generally safe for travel and tourism. It is considered a politically stable country with securely operated borders within the East African region and robust internal security bodies. However, opportunistic crimes such as petty theft, credit card fraud, and home robbery occur, just like any other country. We carefully picked our program location making sure all our volunteers are very safe. You are in a safe hands volunteering with STAESA in Uganda. We are 24/7 with you from the your first day of your arrival till your last day when you get in your flight back home.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Uganda has been described as the friendliest country globally following a survey conducted among expatriates globally, according to the BBC. ... "This East African country received the highest marks for friendliness," according to BBC' s report. But, there is real poverty like other African countries and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in Uganda
Uganda generally has two wet seasons and two dry seasons, with dry seasons being from December to February and June to August, while wet seasons are from March to May and September to November. March to May is wetter and warmer, while December to February is hotter and drier and it can sometimes get as hot as 96.8°F.
When to go
You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week
Kind of clothes you should pack for your trip to Uganda
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days. Socks and underwear: Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash. Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.
Kind of luggage you should take
It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase. It also depends where you coming from. If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that. It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.
Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage. Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost. Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.